Matariki Awards 2017
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Call for Nominations
Nominations are now open for Māori Television’s second annual MATARIKI AWARDS 2017 to be broadcast live from the Auckland War Memorial Museum on Friday 21 July 2017 at 8.30pm.
The Matariki Awards recognise Māori excellence across a wide range of disciplines – an opportunity to acknowledge and honour those individuals and organisations whose passion, innovation and dedication is making a difference to our communities and our country.
Last year’s inaugural Matariki Awards were organised by Māori Television in partnership with Te Puni Kōkiri. Winners included All Black Nehe Milner-Skudder, educationalist Linda Smith, television presenter and teacher Scotty Morrison, young achiever Ezekiel Raui, dairy company Miraka Limited and sports event IronMaori while actor Cliff Curtis took out the supreme award.
Nominations for the 2017 awards are now open for the following categories which are named after the stars of the Matariki constellation – Ngā Whetū o Matariki:
- Te Whetū Maiangi Award for Young Achievers – inspirational rangatahi proactive in social and community situations, motivating and encouraging others.
- Te Ururangi Award for Education – trailblazers making a significant contribution to the development of mātauranga Māori or Māori knowledge.
- Te Waipuna-ā-Rangi Award for Arts and Entertainment – creative professionals leading the way in literature, performing arts, media arts or visual arts.
- Te Tupu-ā-Rangi Award for Health and Science – healthcare and science experts dedicated to improving the physical and mental wellbeing of New Zealanders.
- Te Waitā Award for Sport – extraordinary men and women excelling in the sporting arena both at home and overseas.
- Te Tupu-ā-Nuku Award for Business and Innovation – game changers in their field making an impact and driving our economy and society forward.
- Te Waitī Award for Te Reo and Tikanga – individuals championing the revitalisation of the Māori language and culture.
- Hiwa i te Rangi Award for Community – a new category in 2017 showcasing Māori groups and organisations that play a vital role in the social, economic, cultural and environmental prosperity of their rohe (region).